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Thomas Butler

d. September 4, 2016

Celebration of Life

1 - 3 p.m. at the Hallie Town Hall, 13033 30thAvenue, Chippewa Falls WI 54729, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thomas R. Butler, 74, of Chippewa Falls, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice on Sunday, September 4, 2016. He was surrounded by family and friends.

Tom was born to Robert and Agnes (Clark) Butler in Chippewa Falls on April 13, 1942 and was their only child. He graduated from Chippewa Falls High School with the class of 1960. Tom was united in marriage to the love of his life Sharon Osterhout at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Swanton, Ohio on April 11, 1965.

Tom was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and regularly contributed to the church by sharing his passionate ability to speak and write, occasionally hosting Bible studies in his own home and providing sermons at the church. In addition to his strong devotion to the church, Tom was also well known in the community for his eclectic lifestyle. He loved to write, was a huge history buff, enjoyed astronomy and photography and was an avid gun collector. Tom loved to share his vast knowledge with family and friends and has touched and influenced the lives of thousands of people we will never know.

Tom is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon; 2 daughters, Sharlyn (Michael) Denning of Mack, Colorado and Colene (Michael) Brogan of Ocean Pines, Maryland; 8 grandchildren, Jonathan Ness, Breanna Denning, David and Heidi Denning, Nathan and Austin Johnson, and Royce and Kaylee Brogan; 4 great-grandchildren, Brantley, Aiden, Najayden, and Lilliona.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Old Hallie Town Hall, 13033 30th Ave. Chippewa Falls from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Tom's favorite color was purple, so please keep in mind if you are planning to attend. The Interment will follow at Prairie View Cemetery, Village of Lake Hallie. Pastor Rowell Puedivan of the Seventh Day Adventist Church will be officiating.

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